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Il bisogno si conosce l'amico.

You know a true friend when in need.

by Sarah Lagrotteria


It’s cold and the next holiday isn’t until February (and isn’t always considered a thrill). What’s a New Yorker to do? Luckily, the gods of arts and entertainment are smiling down on us this month and we at Babbo are planning on spending several hours ensconced in movie houses. Hot, buttery popcorn, comfy seats, beautiful people larger than life, and no holiday stress to keep you from relaxing. Sounds like a perfect plan for those dark January days. Below are some of our movie picks for the month.

Dial M for Murder in 3-D
at the The Film Forum

For just one week (until the 8th) this Hitchcock classic will be shown in 3-D for the first time since its original release in 1954. Hitchcock himself may have been a bit skeptical about 3-D movies, but he could certainly make them. Starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland.

Filmmakers of Our Time
at the French Institute Alliance Francaise

A three-part retrospective contemporary French filmmakers. Movies such as Georges Franju’s “La tête contre les murs (The Head Against the Wall)” are shown back to back with a documentary about the filmmaker’s oeuvre.

Dance on Camera Festival 2004
at the Walter Reade Theatre

Ballet films, such as ‘Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse,” abound, but there are modern works (including films from Brazil and Cuba) as well. For those looking to laugh, there is the Swedish “Thursday” a humorous look at two regular women “oblivious to all but dancing.” January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24.